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From Charles Serhiner, Now York, through Lindsav & Blaristox, Philadelphia:—

ARCHIBALD CAMERON; OR, HEART-TRIALS. This is the life-history of a very pious and amiable young man, in the form of a novel, "founded upon faet." If sound morality, fine sentiments, and not a fow striking and interesting deseriptions and ineidents, together with a generally elear, and oftentimes poetieal form of expression, are ealeulated to attraet readers, we ean entertain no doubt of the rapid and extensive sale of this publieation. There are some points of praetieal theology diseussed in Its pages, upon anything but the graphie merits of whieh we, of eourse, ean speak with but little eertainty. Whether ministers do resort to the artifiees mentioned, in order to gain popularity and rieh eongregations, it is not our provinee to deeide; but eertainly there appears to be a strong verisimilitude to nature, together with a great deal of quiet humor and gentle seriousness in our author's deseription of the praetiees whieh he insinuates many young elergymen are foreed to adopt, in order to seeure and retain the good-will of their eongregations.

THE LIVES OF WINFIELD SCOTT AND ANDREW JA^CKSON. By J. T. Headley, author of "Napoleon and his Marshals," " Washington and his Generals," ete. ete. The author informs us that this volume " is designed to be the eommeneement of a series of hiographieal sketehes of distinguished men of the present generation." It is written in Mr. Headley's usually graphie and attraetive style. The book is embellished with likenesses of the two heroes, of whose patriotie serviees it is the reeord.

ESSAYS ON THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS, in OirQimtion, Produetive Indust*y, Manufaetures, Ommrree, Banking, Internal Improvements, Emigration, and Population. By Ezra C. Seaman. This is a volume of upwards of six hundred pages. It is a eompilation of essays written by the author on the subjeets embraeed in the title, in the years 1846, 1S47, and 1848. To these a large amount of now matter has been added, and the whole '"eondensed^ eorreeted, and rearranged.*' With the author's speeulations on the progress of nations in religion, polities, and eivilization, we do not propose to meddle. In relation to these questions, ineluding the author's general viow of governments, aneient and modern, we have, however, read very different relations, drawn from quite as reliable authorities as those referred to in this work. The statisties of eommeree, manufaetures, population, ete . ete., form a very interesting feature in the eompilation, and will be aeeeptable to those who desire to be aequainted with matters of loss and gain in the seienee of harter and the philosophy of trade.

OUTLINES OF MORAL SCIENCE. By Arehihald Alexander, D. D., late Professor in the Theologieal Seminary at IMneeton, N. J. At a time when the press is teeming with the produetions of a elass of authors who seem to be guided by no moral or benevolent prineiples whatever, it is pleasant to eome in eontaet with a volume like this, so eomplete in all Its arrangements, so simple, and yet so eomprehensive in its arguments, so sound and irrefutable ia its logie, and, above all, so full of the benignant spirit, and of the true teaehings of Christianity. It is not long sinee we laid down a work, in whieh Its author seemed to labor hard to prove that the Christian doetrine of obedienee had been the eause of nearly all the miseries of mankind, and of all the darkness whieh is supposed to have enveloped the world, wholly or partially, up to the period, or thereabouts, of the first Freneh Revolution. But here is a moral philosopher who teaehes subllmer doetrines, here is an historian whose deduetions from the reeords of eivilization are far more eonsoling to the heart of the truly enlightened progressionist. No lntelligent, right-minded

reader, whether he has or has not been influeneed by the treaeherous sophisms of Gibbon and Hume, or by the slighter, but unpardonable errors of Paley and other authors, will rise from the perusal of this volume without feeling himself to be a wiser, if not a better man. No freethinker, no atheist, in whose bosom there still lingers a spark of feeling allied even to human gratitude—we will not say to divine love—however faint itinay be, will toil to he touehed by the eonelusive reasoning, and the persuasive eloquenee through whieh the author prepares the mind and the heart for the reeeption of the paramount truth of God's existenee, and of the great and eonsequent duty of "obedienee to his will," ineumbent upon all his ereatures.

OUR FIRST MOTHER. Tbe author of this work, as we believe, has aimed to Impart Seriptural instruetion upon a number of seleet topies naturally suggested by the Mosaie history. The "eharaeter and the matter, the stylo and exeeution of the work" have been eordially approved of by several theologieal professors, who speak eonfidently of the author's extensive Biblieal researeh, and who state that, in religious doetrine, he is always orthodox.

LiTTLE SiLYERSTRING; or, Tales and Poems for tlie Young. By Wm. Olana Bourne. This is a beautiful volume, full of instruetion and entertainment for the young. It eontains fifty stories, sketehes, and poems, all of whieh are admirably eomposed, and designed not merely to amuse, but to instruet and adorn the minds of youthful

From Harper A Brothers, Now York, through Ltiipsav A Blaristox, Philadelphia:—

THE PERSONAL ADVENTURES OF ■ OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT" iN ITALY. Showing how an Aetive lhmpaigner ean JUd Good Quarters tehen Other Men lie in the Fields; Good Pinners when Many are Half Starved; and Good Wine, though the King's Staffbt redueed to Half Rations. By Miehael Burke Honan. We have not perused this book; but learn,from the first sentenee in the prefaee, that U is original, and not a reprint of the author's eorrespondenee from Italy to the " London Times." Near the elose of the work, the author says of himself: "I am a good Roman Catholie—not good in a religious or moral sense, I have the humility to say, but a faithful son of the old ehureh, who never will desert its standard." It would seem, from this, that his ehureh has some other standards, and some other evidenees of faithfulness besides those of religion and morality. But Mr. nonau is an impulsive Irishman, and therefore we will not visit his ehureh with what appears to be s natural mistake, or a native bull.

THE INSTITUTES OP ALGEBRA. Being the firrt of a Course of Mathematies. Designed for the Use of Sehools, Aeademies, and Obttegrs. By Gerard us Beekman Doeharty, LL.D.. Professor of Mathematies in the Now York Free Aeademy. The author of this work, who has been twentyfive years a teaeher of mathematies, presents it to the publie under the belief that It will materially lighten the labor of the instruetor, and faeilitate the progress of the pupil.

PARISIAN SIGHTS AND FRENCH PRINCIPLES, SEEN THROUGH AMERICAN SPECTACLES. The majority of "Parisian Sighte" are, no doubt, very interesting; and. though they have been frequently displayed, may still elaim a respeetable share of admiration, espeeially when delineated in so handsome a manner as they are in the volume before us. Some of them, however, and a large portion of what are ealled " Freneh j..*ineiplos," might, so far as our plain republiean morality is eoneerned, be left to the examination of Freneh optieians. Holding thia opinion, we cannot be expeeted to approve very eordially of a book whieh, though generally unexeeptionable, eontains the result of a rather too mieroseopie observation of

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the Immoral sights and prineiples of Paris and the Parisians. The autbor, we admit, is profuse in eondemnation of the lieentiousness of Freneh usages; yet even he, a respeetable Ameriean father, has not handied piteh and eseaped undefined, and has frequently to blush for some of his equivoeal representations of sights and prineiples.

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From D. Aspliton k Co., New York, through C. G. HxsNeasox A Co. (late Geo. S. Appleton), Philadelphia:—

SUMMER-TIME IN THE COUNTRY. By the Rev. R. A. Willmott, autbor of "Jeremy Taylor: a Biography." This Is the summer journal of an observant and well-read rural elergyman, deveted rather to literature than to natural history, and more intent on reeording the tboughts and emotions exeited by a poetie and philosophie eontemplation of nature, than on making seientifie notes with regard to the movements and doings of bugs, beetles, and eaterpillars. Stored, as it is, with profound refleetions, Judieious eritieisms, and pleasing researehes, whieh are beautifully illustrated by a libera) and happy use of quotations, this little volume ean seareely fail to meet the taste of the most refined and fastidious reader.

STORIES FROM "BLACKWOOD." Of these, we need only say that they ore earefully seleeted from among tbose tales whieh, by their exeellenee and finished brevity, have boen a remarkable feature In the remarkable pages of "Old Ebony." Many- of them have long enjoyed a high and deserved popularity, whieh, in their present eonvenient form, will, no doubt, be eonsiderably enhaneed.

MEN'S WIVES. By W. M. Thaekeray. This voluma eomprises a series of amusing and attraetive papers originally published in "Frazer's Magazine" for 1843, and is written in its autbor's usual vein of mingled pleasantry and patbos, sentiment and satire.

The publieations above notieed, we would here remark, form a part of Appleton's well-seleeted and neatly printed, eheap, and " Popular Library of the Best Autbors."

REUBEN MEDLICOTT; OR, THE COMING MAN. By M. W. Savage, Esq., autbor of the "Baehelor of the Alhany," "My Unele, the Curate," ete. ete. One volume. We hav not for some time met with a more aeeeptable novel than the one at present under notiee. We took It up for the purpose of giving it a mere superfieial examination; but soon beeame so interested in its pleasing deseriptions, vivid delineations of eharaeter, and knowing observations with regard to human life, that we were unable to return it to our table until we bad perused its entire eontents. Our reading was, of eourse, hasty; and, eonsequently, we eannot well determine as to the justness of the autbor's eonelusions respeeting eertain questions of reform, that still agitate, In a greater or less degree, the minds of many bonest-intentioned persons; but our own intereourse with the world has thrown us into eontaet with not a few Reuben Medlieotts, wbo, to use his own words, form " signal examples of bow little Is to be done, in this busy world, by mueh knowledge, mueh talent, mueh ambltion, nay, even by mueh aetivity, witbout singleness of aim and steadiness ef purpose." Sueh is the moral of the story, whieh, with all its seenes of humor and gayety, is a melaneboly one. Yet, If the reader shall arise from its perusal a sadder man, he will also, for the moment, at least, bo a wlfer and a better.

EVENINGS AT DONALDSON MANOR; or, the Christmas Guest. By Maria J. Meintosh, autbor of " Two Lives," "Charms and Countereharms," ete. etc. A new revised edition. Many of our readers are perhaps familiar with this volume, the first edition of whieh was republished In England with great sueeess, and met with the highest eommendation. To tbose, hewever, whe are not, we would

remark that it is a series of tales, poetieal translations, ete., graeefully eomblned with the seenes and ineidents forming the story to whieh its title is due; the wbole written in a pleasing and elegant manner. uniting sparkling eritieisms with delieate humor, and delightful bome-pietures with lively deseriptions of exterior nature, and pervaded by a eheerful tone of simple and unstrained morality.

LIVES OF WELLINGTON AND PEEL. From the " London Times." This is a neat volume, uniform with ** Appleton's Popular Library of the Beet Autbors."

From H. Lonn A BROTfrnt, New York :—

NORTHWOOD; OR, LIFE NORTH AND SOUTn. Sbowing the true Charaeter of Both. By Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale. This work has not been got up for the oeeasion, and to minister to the prevailing exeitement on a delieate question of State and National poliey. It was first published in Boston, twenty-five years ago, and was the first introduetion of the autboress to the Ameriean publie, and at onee established her reputation as a writer of fietion, ehastened and elevated by the purest moral and religious sentiments. We have never yet, and we have no idea now of mingling in any of the politieal eontrovendes that agitate the publie mind; but it is only an aet of justiee rendered to the autheress to say, that there is no theught or sentiment expressed in the pages of " Northwood" that will not bear the strietest test of literary and moral eritieism, as well as of tho purest love of eountry. It is eonservative througbout, ealm and eonsiderate in its tone and refleetions, and altogether sueh a work as might be expeeted to emanate from the pen of a Christian woman.

j From T. B. Parraaon,Philadelphia:— j THE CABIN AND TnE PARLOR; OR, SLAVES AND 5 MASTERS. By J. Tbornton Randolph. This book was t very generally and favorably notieed by the press before it \ mule its appearanee, and, from all we have heard and seen j of Its eontents sinee its publieation, we think tbo eritieisms i of some of its first ehapters were just. Our eopy, unfortnj nately, was not reeeived until it was too late to give the j work more than a eursory examination, even hod the \ leaves been eut or separated, as sbould always bo the ease when a patient investigation and a "good notiee" are expeeted. Wo have, nevertheless, beeome suffieiently {amiliar with the autbor's vigorous style and general views, to enable us to say that he has written a most thrilling narrative, whieh will at onee deeply interest the feelings, and foreibly appeal to the good senso and judgment of hfs readers.

From Brxe* k BmuisUJB, New York :—

JACK RCNNYMEDE; or, Oie Man of Mang Thanks. By Douglas Jerrold. This is the title of an amusing little pampblet volume, over whieh we have enjoyed not a few hearty laughs, not unmindful, bowever, of tbo moral It seems slyly to Ineuleate—that enthusiastie views of soeial and politieal perfeetion are often eonverted, by bltter experienee, or by a ehange of fortune and eireumstanees. Into opinions the very opposite of these previously entertained.

THE GTRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER: eontaining the Biographg of Mr. Girard, the Historg of the Institution, its Organisation and Plan of Diseipline, with the Course of Edueation, Furms of Admission of Pupils, Deseription of the Buildings, ete. rtc, and the WiR of Mr. Girard. By neury W. Arey, Seeretary of Girard College. The autbor has favored us with a eopy of the above neat little velume. It eontains a great deal of information in regard l to the Girard College, whieh will Interest our eitizens generally.

LIBRARY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. It to now ten years sinee we observed, of " Tkt Ameriean Paeket Library" that "we know no one better ealeulated than its editor, Thomas C. Clarke, for making so useful a book. It to a perfeet vade meeum." Sinee then, many thousand eopies have been sold; and, having been long sinee out of print, it has now been nearly doubled in size, and reissued by Mr. Clarke, with large additions, making it, of eourse, still more valuable than when, some years sinee, it was pronouneed the best work of its kind in the eountry. As it is issued after the United States Census, whieh, with the Constitution of the United States, to embodied in its pages, we hope to have the satisfaetion of weleoming its appearanee at the elose of the next ten years.

"UNCLE TO>rS CABIN" CONTRASTED WITH BUCKINGHAM HALL, THE PLANTER'S HOME; OR, A FAIR VIEW OF BOTH 8IDES OF THE SLAVERY QUESTiON. By Robert CriswelL Esq., author of " Letters from the South and West" Published by D. Fanshaw, Now York. We have been favored by the author with a eopy of this work. In presenting It to the publie, he says he has but one motive in viow, "whieh is to eontribute his mite in endeavor* lng to allay the great agitation on the slavery question, between the North and South, whieh threatens to dissolve oar glorious Union."

From H. C. Pxex k Thko. Buss, N. E. eorner of Third and Areh Streets, Philadelphia:—

THE ODD FELLOW S MANUAL. Illustrating the history, prineiples, and government of the order, and the instruetions and duties of every degree, station, and offiee in [ Odd Fellowship; with direetions for laying eorner-stones, < dedieating eemeteries, ehapels, halls, and other publie edi- f fiees; marshalling funeral and other proeessions; forms for > petitions, appeals, ete. Also odes, with musie, for various oeeasions. Embellished with numerous engravings of the emblems, ete. By the Rev. Aaron B. Grosh. This is a handsomely printed volume.

MUSIC.

From T. C Androws, 66 Spring Oorden Street, Philadelphia: "The Now Russian Mazourka QuadrilleF." Composed and arranged for the piano forte, and dedieated to Mr. John Howston, Jr., by Orlaudo F. Slaek. The figures eomposed and adapted by Charles Durang, and daneed at the assemblies of Mr. and Miss Durang.

From the same publisher, and for sale by Lee 1 Walker, 18S Chestnut Street, and S. Winner, 267 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia: "The Boarding-Sehool Polkas." Arranged and eomposed by Thomas A. Doeket. Distinguished by the names of Josephine, Adelaide, Clara, Rosabelle, aud Georgian a

NOVELS, SERIALS, PAMPHLETS, Ae.

From E. S. Jones k Co., S. W. eorner of Fourth and Raee Streets, Philadelphia: Nos. 14 and 15 of the "Model Arehiteet," eontaining original designs for eolleges, villas, suburban residenees, ete., aeeompanied by explanations, speeifieations, and elaborate details, ete. ete. By Samuel Sloan, Arehiteet. A very beautiful and very servieeable work.

From Dowitt A Davenport, Now York: "Heads and Hearts; or, my Brother, the Colonel.'' A novel, illustrative of the dangerous eonsequenees of yielding to the impulses of the feelings, rather than listening to the dietates cf prudenee. By the author of " Cousin Ceeil," ete.

From Robert E. Peterson k Co., N. W. eorner of Fifth •nd Areh Streets, Philadelphia: "The National Portrait

Gallery of Distinguished Amerieans, with Biographieal Sketehes, eontaining upwards of one hundred and twenty Engraved Portraits of the most Eminent Men who have oeeupied a plaee in the History of the United States." We have before notieed this work, eopies of whieh should be preserved in every Ameriean's library, as the memories of the heroes and sages, whose portraits adorn it, should retain a plaee in the grateful and affeetionate regard of every Ameriean heart . The work has now reaehed the eleventh number. Priee 25 eents eaeh.

From Harper k Brothers, Now York, through Lindsay A Blakiston, Philadelphia: "Pietorial Field Book of the Revolution." No. 28. Priee 25 eents.

From George P. Putnam A Co., Now York: "Whims and Oddities." By Thomas Hood. No. IT of "Putnam's SemiMonthly Library for Travellers and the Fireside." Humorous series, with numerous wood-euts.—"The Eagle Pass; or, Life on the Border." By Cora Montgomery. No. 18 of the above work, eopyright edition.

From Gould k Lineoln, Boston, through W. B. Zieber, Philadelphia: "Chambers's Poeket Miseellany." VoL 6. Priee 20 eents.

From T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia: "Tho Coquette." A Novel. By the author of "Miserimus." We have had no time to examine this book : we observe, however, that the English erities speak very highly of the author's wit and satire.

From Lippinoott, Gramho. & Co., Philadelphia: "The Monastery." This is tho fifth volume of the enterprising publishers' beautiful edition of the Waverley Novels, by Sir Walter Seott, printed from the latest English edition, embraeing the author's latest eorreetions, prefaees, and notes.

Recrtpts, &c.

The frequent use of asparagus is strongly reeommended In affeetions of the ehest and lungs; in faet, asparagus is one of the meet wholesome, as well as agreeable vegetables we possess.

A Pew drops of ereosote on brown paper, put in the holes of rats, will drive them away. Nux vomiea and oatmeal is a sure poison.

Burns Ajto Sealns.—In any ease of bur n or seald, how-
ever extensive, all the aeute suffering of the patient may
be at onee and permanently relieved, and that in a mo-
ment of time, by sprinkling over the injured surfaee a
\ thiek layor of wheat flour, by the hand, or, what is bet-
1 ter, by a dredging-box. Every vestige of pain produeed by
f sueh injuries is instantly removed, and the sufferer not
I only eseapes the shoek to the nervous system aeeompany-
j lng sueh torture, but will generally fall into a quiet sleep
j the moment the atmospherie temperature is thus exeluded
j from the wound. Multitudes are annually perishing by
j sealds in steamboats, and from burns by eamphene, spirit-
\ gas, and otherwise, nearly all of whom might be preserved
: from a fatal result, if this pimple praetiee were adopted Im-
| mediately after sueh aeeidents.

j A Mi Ma. Turk round of beef may be made of a rib of beef.
( Take out the bone, and wrap the meat round like a fillet
J of veal, seeuring it with two or three wooden skowers;
\ plaee in strong piekle for four or five days; and then put it
j in hot water, and let it simmer the usual time.

. A 0oon OABQUt, in inflammatory sore-throats, may be
i made by mixing a little nitre in harley-water.

CimisTMis.—The return of the festive season of ChristMa*, whieh has always been a time of mutual eongratulations among Christians, admonishes us Dot only of the swift revolutions of time, but of the partieular and pleasant duty ineumbent on us of presenting our grateful eompliments to those friends with whom we hare peaeefully journeyed through the varied seenes of the twelve months now drawing to a elose. Among them, we might ineludo many with whom we have travelled for the last twiee twelve years; hut wo are eontent to be restrieted to the elosing twelve months, for, in that period, we have still had the pleasure of reeognizing a numerous body of old and faithful friends, who hace been with us from the first advent of our sueeessful experiment.

Rut our objeet now is not to make the least distinction between old and now friends. Many of our now aequaintanees would have been with us before, no doubt, had they not been somowhat behind the times, and many of our old friends would long sinee have left us. in the usual eourse of time, had they not been providentially spared for the benefit of those who were to eome after them.

We feel prepared, therefore, peaeefully, joyfully, and gratefully, to elose the year with all our exeellent friends, both old and now, begging them to aeeept of our hearty good wishes for their peaee, health, happiness, and prosperity; assuring them, at the same time, of our appreeiation of their past favors, and of our determination to deserve their future eonsideration and eonfidenee.

What more ean wo say in referenee to the return of Christmas? If the above paragraphs do not eonvey all that It would be essential to embraee in the longest kind of an editorial, we might proeeed to string It out without an historieal aeeount of the usages, religious and festive, serious and froliesome, of the different ages of Christianity. But what would it all avail, if we negleeted the important faet that we are about to eelebrate the eoming of a heavenly Prinee, whose great mission was to establish "peaee aud good-will among men?"

Let us. then, so order our minds, and so prepare our dispositions, by mutual resolutions of faith, hope, and eharity, that we may be prepared peaeefully to eommune one with another, and to eelebrate, with grateful hearts, the return of a festival so intimately eonneeted with our eommon Christianity, as the festival of Christmas.

Goner Tor Deeemeer.—Five full-page plates again. Two of them eolored. "The Blind Piper," a beautiful mezzotint; "The Morning Star," eolored; "Ready to Start," a tableau of the fashions; "Snow-Balling," our title-page, printed in eolors; and a " Model Cottage."

In our January number, we will emmenee the publieation of Mrs. C. Lee Hentz's best nouvellette. It will prohably run through four or five numbers. The " Hermit of Roekrest*' will ereate a sensation.

H Wk we no writers of humorous poetry among our numerous eorrespondents? We have a large supply of the serious artiele, and would like a little of the former to mix with it. We will send the " Lady's Book" as a eompensation for a fow aeeepted pieees. Vol. Xlv.—50

We request our subseribers to read the following, and be governed aeeordingly. We quote it from "Memoirs and Reeolleetions of Editorial Life," by Jos. T. Buekingham

"The ineome of a nowspaper, though nominally large and apparently equal to all reasonable expenditure, as it appears on the ledger, and in the imagination of tho proprietor, is yet but afeeble and delusive relianee in times when business is in a state of dullness and depression. The amount of deht s from the subseribers may be large, but is made up of small sums, and seattered over an immense territory. From 1830 to 1848,1 doubt whether there was a day when the aggregate debts due to the Omrier was less than ten thousand dollars—sometimes It far exeeeded that amount— in sums ranging from fifty eents to fifty dollars. The eustomers of a newspaper think but little of this. It seldom oeeurs to them that the printer is borrowing money—perhaps at an extravagant interest—to enable him to earry on the publieation, while they are negleeting his demands and paying nothing for the indulgenee. Sueh was my unfortunate position."

We have sent bllls to our owing subseribers in this number, and we earnestly entreat their attention to them.

WB eall attention to our advertisement for 1853. Wt make no more promises there than we mean to perform. Our eourse has been so well approved ot, that we make no alterations for the future.

Ths following is worth eopying. Wo say nothlng about the eompliment; but its humor pleases us. It is from the "Hiekman Argus :"—

"*Godey'ls at hand, and our 'better half,'who never fails to get a peep at it first, authorizes us to say that it is inereasing in merit with eaeh sueeeeding number. .If every man's wife thought as highly of the ' Lady's Boots as J ours does, Oodey eould not half supply the demand. The moment the magazine eomes to hand—she keeps the devil bribed to inform her—she retires with It, nor suspends reading until she reaehes the signifieant word,* Finis,' let the haby ery never so mueh."

A 0entleman from Suffolk, Va,, ineloses us $3, and says: "My business engagements eausing me to negleet my duty in paying up earlier, my lady, who, of eourse, takes a great interest in what is prepared to benefit her sex, has played the part of the eolleetor for you, and dunned me for the $3 till I am foreed to reeolleet it . and * settle up.' Prohably a hint to the ladies, drawn from my experienee, may save i the expense of employing eolleetors for the future, for they 'never tire.'" Thank you, Mrs. J.l

Innoeent Plrasure.—We have read many deseriptions and definitions of what the poets and novelists have oalled innoeent pleasures. But the most singular and simple that ever eame under our viow was the remark of Kossuth, when introdueed to a farmer at Alhany. "I love farming," ho said. "I used to go out on my little farm in Ilungary, and wateh the trees grow whieh I planted with my own hands; and, when a peaeh eame on one of them, I ! took my v/ifa out twenty times a day to see how it grow. It was sueh innoeent pleasure."

Mas. Hale's New Book or Cookeav. Published by H. Long 4 Brother, New York.—Sinee the publieation of this work, over six tbousand eopies have been disposed of by the publishers. Our orders from subseribers to the "Lady's Book" have been for three hundred eopies. We expeet that every lady subseriber to the " Book" will send for a eopy, and we shall not be satisfied until they are all supplied. The question has betm asked, How have we been able heretofore to get on witbout this work? It must supersede all other eookery books, as it eontains many more reeeipts, and is more eomplete in every way.

We annex a notiee from the "Commereial Advertiser," one of the oldest and best papers in New York :—

"the Lanies' New Book Or Cookeav. By Sarah J. Hale. New York, H. Long & Brother.—This is the latest, and prohably the best popular treatise on the eulinary seienee. It is printed in one handsomo volume of 474 pages, and illustrated by numerous wood-euts, explanatory of the art of earving, and the proper metbods of dishing either joints or tntremdi. The prefaee thus enumerates some of the elaims whieh the book has to preferenee over previous publieations of a similar eharaeter:—

"'In this work, the true relations of food to health are set forth, and the importanee of good eookery to tbo latter elearly explained. Preparations of food for the siek have been earefully attended to, and many new and exeellent reeeipts introdueed. Cookery for ehildren is an entirely new feature in a work of this kind, and of mueh importanee. A greater variety of reeeipts for preparing fish, vegetables, and soups is given here than ean be found in any other book of the kind; these preparations, having referenee to the large and inereasing elass of persons in our eountry wbo abstain from fresh meats during Lent, will be found exeellent and useful; also to families during tbo het season. As our republie Is made up from the people of all lands, so we have gathered the best reeeipts from the domestie eeonomy of the different nations of the Old World; emigrants from eaeh eountry will, in this 'New Book of Cookery,' find the metbod of preparing their favorite dishes. The prominent features are, hewever, Ameriean.'

"Distrusting our own abllity to pronounee upon the merits of Mrs. Hale's reeeipts, we handed the volume to a eulinary eonnoisseur, wbose opinion on sueh matters is, with us. deeisive; and wbo praises it very highly, saying that no lady, having eharge of a bousebold, sbould negleet to possess a eopy of sueh a useful work."

We still eontinuo to fill orders: strong paper eovers at $1, and bound $1 25. In both eases, we will pay the postage.

Oua Book or Plates.—We ean still furnish our thirty splendid engravings for fifty eents.

The following aro the latest notiees of "Arthur's Homo Gazette"' that we have seen. We see that Messrs. Arthur & Co. have started a new magazine. Advertisements of both works will be found on our eover.

Tbo '• Flushing (N. Y.) Journal" says: "Arthur's Homo Gazette, published at Philadelphia, is one of the best, if not the very beet family newspaper published in the United States. There is a healthy moral tone in its eolumns, that makes it a favorite with tbose families wbo have ehildren wbose tastes and prineiples are to be formed, and wbo are wisely alive to the eharaeter of the reading that they admit into the family eirele."

The " Ameriean," at Waterbury, Conn., says: "This admirable lit•rary paper entered upon its third year on the 4th ot" September. Of all our exehanges, we know of no i-no—taken as a wbole—that is better ealoulated to shed a

< kind influenee over the family eirele, exempt, as it is, from

> the drawhaeks of all dangerous and impure sentiments." < The "Carson League," Syraeuse, N. Y., says: "Too mueh

i eannot he said in praise of this weekly. It eomblnes tbo

i useful and entertaining in the highest degree. It is re

i markablo for its purity, as well as its genius and talent .

s Mr. Arthur fully redeems his pledge, by making his paper

\ what a bomo paper sbould be—ehaste, dignified, and en

\ tirely free from everything that ean vitiate, or in the least

i deprave the mind,"

i Haas, Waae, A Co. have a most splendid display of furni

) ture at their repository, No. 280 Chestnut Street . We

\ would eall partieular attention to their eottage furniture,

i whieh is now in general use. Their tables and stands,

5 finished in papier maeht, aro worthy the reputation of

j Ameriean artists.

\ Sontag.—We weleome this gifted artiste to our eountry.

| She stands high as a voealist and as a lady. Her eoneerts

i at the Musieal Fund Hall have been erowded every night .

j She is a beautiful woman, and is generally admired for her

5 personal and artistie worth. The Germania Soeiety aided

i her with their powerful orehestra. Our old favorite, Ba

5 diali, the youthful Paul Julien, and the gifted Jaell, have

I also greatly aided iu drawing the erowds that have met to

J greet this queen of song.

\ We eopy the following notiee from the "Christian Intel

j ligeneer:"—

\ "The European reputation of Henrietta Sontag having

! long sinee preeeded her, it was not to be wondered at that

j mueh of both euriosity and interest was manifested to see

j and hear a voealist as mueh renowned for her domestie

! virtues as her talent . In the world of amusement . we are

5 too apt to think only of the enjoyment of the moment, and

\ to lavish our praises on the person wbo ministers to it . hre

j speetive of all eonsideration of the artist's eharaeter and position in life, and of their fulfilment of tbose duties, mo

\ rai and soeial, ineumbent on us all, and whieh all may,

j and esn fulfil, even while pursuing a profession surround

s od with temptations. How mueh greater, then, is our

! satisfaetion and enjoyment, when we bebold a lady lflte

\ Madame Sontag, wboso bome virtues have been proverblal

> in the mouths of the wise and good!"

< Maname Alnoxt.—Madame Alboni gave n series of een\ eerts in Philadelphia, In tbo Musieal Fund Hall. The

< audienees were large, brilliant, and fashionable, and the 5 great eontralto was reeeived with every mark of appreeia\ tion and delight. The favorable impression made by her J debfit in this eity was fully strengthened and eonfirmed. J She is an artist of the very highest order—is at onee gifted, 5 polished, experieneed, and eultivated. In person, she is ; quite largo, but not ungraeeful. She has a fine eye, beauJ tlful teeth, and a eaptivating smile. Her manner, indeed, 5 is wonderfully easy and self-possessed. She appears per

'feetly at bome in all she undertakes, and apparently sings witbout the least effort. There is no distortion of the fars or straining of the museles; but the flow of her rieh and melodious voiee may be eompared to the gushing of a erystal spring. Every note is elear and distinet, and the most diffieult shakes and eadenees are given with freedom, preeision, and beauty. Many of her tones seemed to penetrate to the very hearts of her listeners, and to rouse, thrill, and

; delight . The orehestra was full and effeetive, and the overtures were given In the most ereditable manner. Tbo entertainments, from first to last . were every way superior, and Alboni may be regarded as having fully established herself in the good opinions of the musieal amateurs of Philadelphia.

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